The “Perfect” First Day of School

Once upon a time I thought that we would have the best year of school if I found the perfect day or week to start school.  A day when life was settled, ed the laundry was caught up, remedy the phone did not ring, cialis thing went as planned, and most importantly, the kids were […]

Getting Ready for a Hands On School Year

I don’t know about you, but I love Back to School time.  I wander through the aisles of Target, Wal-Mart, and my local grocery store looking at all the new school supplies.  I dream about what we’re going to do, the new year has so much promise. When I took history in high school my […]

The Decision to Homeschool

Unlike LeBron James’ much hyped televised decision to “take his talents to South Beach,” your decision to homeschool will involve much less fanfare.  However, much like James, you will probably face some big decisions and questions in the years to come. We made the decision when our son was just 6 months old.  It was […]

What Every Homeschooler Should Know

With every year that passes in a homeschooling family, a host of discoveries are made.  Through accomplishments and defeats, we learn what works, what doesn’t; we reveal layers in ourselves we didn’t even know existed.  You learn things every homeschooling family needs to know, but often have to discover for themselves.  Let me share with […]

Setting & Achieving Goals in Your Homeschool

Summertime activities in our home are many: gardening, playing outside, taking in the local sights, being with friends, or maybe just hanging out indoors near our window air conditioner when life gets to hot. One other summertime activity I try to do is to evaluate our family’s long term goals and to set new goals […]

Summer School or Not?

I’ve been seeing a big issue recently in the homeschool world that has been generating much discussion.  D0 you homeschool through the summer, or do you take the summer off?  I should qualify that schooling here is meaning official book and curriculum schooling. Not the ever day, life learning we should be teaching/doing continually as […]

Now What? Moving Forward

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when […]